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Chemistry Major Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 29, 2014

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Chemistry major Julie Hofstra with Christopher R. Meyer, chair and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, who recently congratulated Hofstra for winning an award for her research.

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Chemistry major and graduating senior Julie Hofstra has been awarded a $132,000 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Hofstra is a University Honors Program student, scholar in the California State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program and Golden Key International Honour Society member.

She has conducted research with Paula Hudson and Peter de Lijser, both faculty members in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Her research has  focused on how aerosol in the atmosphere impacts cloud formation and climate change, as well as using UV light to develop new techniques in making organic molecules.

She will attend California Institute of Technology this fall to pursue a doctorate in chemistry and plans to enter a career in academia following graduate school.

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